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  1. Homerun

    WestJet 787

    I think the demeaning part of it is that they are expected to do it for free.
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    777 Tail strike...Hkg

    They did. Nothing new, just a statement of facts. Aircraft Accident Preliminary Report 1-2019e.pdf
  3. The 9/11 terrorists didn’t take anything through security that wasn’t allowed.
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    AirCanada Turns back on way to Hawaii

    With prevailing winds, it was likely faster to turn back then continue from the geographic halfway point. They would have had the “equal time point” on their flight plan. All hydraulic systems must be operating normally to enter the Etops area, once there, its the PIC’s call to remain there if you encounter a problem. Losing 1 of 2 hydraulic systems would be a good reason to not fly longer than necessary imo.
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    WestJet Pilot contract arbitration

    ....and rumour is that it is not good.??
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    777 Tail strike...Hkg

    There is thread on FlyerTalk with an account from a pax onboard. He claims they hit 3 times...I’m guessing there were a couple bounces
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    Load Factors for November

    They don’t release them anymore , haven’t for around a year now.
  8. http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2018/2018-12-12/html/sor-dors269-eng.html Here it is
  9. If you have read any of Howard Levitt’s columns over the years, he makes it quite apparent that he has a major hate on for unions of any stripe.
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    Crews incorrectly select

    For weights close to max, yes the Vr is in the vicinity of 175 on the 787. The 787 very much relies on its wing and velocity to get itself airborne as opposed to brute force from engine thrust. This is amplified by procedures that see a tremendous amount of thrust reduction used when able. Not only do you use an assumed temperature, but you can also use up to 2 fixed derates, 10% and 20% plus the assumed temp reduction. If you have a very long runway and no obstacles, then you will see a lot of thrust reduction and very high V speeds. With all of the variables that go into the performance calcs, its very difficult to come up with a rule of thumb number for a takeoff N1 setting. If you want to increase to max thrust during the t/o roll or rotation, its not quite as simple as the Airbus where you just shove the thrust levers into TOGA. On the 787, the fixed derate you are using is considered a limitation due to Vmc considerations as your speeds are based on that derate. We calculate the max N1 for the given derate during preflight, and that is what we would use in the case where more thrust is needed. This will be less than firewall unless you are using TO power (no derate).
  11. A migraine can cause jumbling of the words as well, similar to what you hear on the atc tape.
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    The New Bearded ones

    True...Milton brought in business casual and the Rovinescu brought in jeans.
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    The New Bearded ones

    Jeans have been allowed since 2010
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    Air Canada Buy-Out Pkg

    Of course it cheaper for them, but wait a sec....the retiree will be deceased when the policy pays out so they won’t be a winner of anything. The beneficiary will be. This offer may be worth more consideration than one might think. It all depends on your financial situation, other insurance policies, and wishes upon your death. If you have another policy, and/or aren’t terribly concerned with what you leave to your beneficiaries and want some fun money to enjoy your life now, then it’s worth thinking about.
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    Air Canada sold the Emb 190 fleet...

    The Max 8 has a very slight cost advantage “per seat” then the NEO but that is attributable to the fact that it has quite a few more seats. From what I have read, it was Boeing agreeing to take 20 EMB’s at book value and not market value that tipped the order in their favour. Was the trashing of 25 years of maintenance, pilot and ground handling knowledge of the Airbus costed in the equation? Likely not IMO.